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17 Kenneth Penny

  • Defensive back
  • Grade: Freshman
  • Height: 5′11″
  • Weight: 165 lbs
UNLV: A speedy defender who has worked his way into being one of the top cornerbacks in the Mountain West ... The honors candidate was named second team Preseason All-MW by Lindy's and Phil Steele's ... One of 11 Texans on this year's roster.

2013: Started in 11 of 13 games played at corner ... Led the conference and ranked second in the nation with 18 pass breakups, a total that was the fifth-most in school history ... Totaled 32 tackles, including 1 TFL ... Recovered two fumbles and returned them for a total of 22 yards.

2012: Played in 11 games, including starting eight at RCB ... Tied for 11th on the team with 34 total tackles ... His four pass breakups tied for fourth on the squad ... Recovered a fumble and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown in Game Eight for his team's only score at Boise State ... That fumble return marked the first defensive TD by a Rebel since 2010.

2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by appearing in five games ... Finished with nine total tackles ... Broke up a pass and forced a fumble as well.

2010: Redshirted season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Lancaster HS where he played his senior year under coach Andrew Jackson ... In limited action he had four catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns ... Spent his junior season at Kimball HS in Dallas, TX ... Hauled in 51 receptions for 874 yards and eight scores to earn all-district honors ... Added 43 tackles and three interceptions on defense ... Lettered three times overall in track and field, running the 200 meters as well as the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

PERSONAL: Kenneth Penny was born May 23, 1991, in Dallas, TX ... The son of Teresa and Gregory Penny ... Has an older sister, Kendra ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
Next Game: Men's Basketball
UNLV

  • Date/Time: Sat., Dec. 20 at 8:30 p.m. (PT)
  • Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV
  • Tickets: UNLV Tickets

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